While magic and superstition were largely spoken of in the past tense during season 1, Game of Thrones has put these various notions front and center in season 2.
It feels as though, with the expansion of the kingdoms of Westeros, there also comes a deeper understanding of where the beliefs of this world’s inhabitants lie. In ‘The Night Lands’ there is a distinct feeling that a separation between logic and mysticism has created a troublesome schism between knowledge and ignorance. As we see when Cersei (Lena Heady) once more engages in an ill-adviced battle of wills and wits with her younger brother, and newly appointed Hand of the King, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).
The conversation reveals that Cersei belongs firmly to the camp that believes magic and the supernatural are relics of legend, …
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